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tv   BBC News  BBC News  May 25, 2017 11:00pm-11:16pm BST

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this is bbc news. i'm julian woricker. the headlines at 11pm: police investigating the manchester attack say they've found potentially suspicious items at a property in wigan. eight suspects remain in custody. the arrests that we have made are significant and initial searches of premises have revealed items that we believe are very important to the investigation. british intelligence—sharing with the americans on the manchester bombing resumes after assurances there'll be no more leaks. so you've come especially for the concert did you? yeah. the queen visits manchester's children's hospital, meeting some of the injured and the staff treating them. also this hour, a noisy return to election campaigning. don't you understand english? please, please please. let's be respectful.
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it comes as ukip says theresa may has some responsibility for the manchester bombing. and on newsnight, after a day in which the police say they've made significant progress in their manchester investigation, jeremy corbyn says the war on terror is not working and we need an effective response that fights rather than fuels terrorism. so what does he mean? we'll be discussing how best to counter radical islamism. good evening and welcome to bbc news. this evening, police investigating the manchester terror attack say they've found potentially suspicious items after searching a house in wigan. it was the home of one of eight people arrested since the attack on monday night in which 22 people died. also tonight, the head of britain's counter—terrorism police has said intelligence about the attack will once more be shared with the us after a row over leaks to the american media
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was resolved. it follows assurances given by president trump to the prime minister in brussels that the leaks, which he called deeply troubling, would end. here, police officers have described the arrests made so far as significant, and that they've discovered items that were very important to the investigation. meanwhile, 75 people injured in the attack remain in hospital, 23, including several children, are in critical care. earlier, the queen met some of the children wounded in the attack and the staff caring for them at the royal manchester children's hospital. and a minute's silence was held across the uk to remember the 22 people who lost their lives. gavin hewitt has this report. in the minutes before the silence, thousands headed to the squares, the
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open spaces, the office doorways, a moment for a wounded community to reflect, to remember, to stand together. in manchester, a long minute ended with applause. applause it was really beautiful, i thought it was so nice, everyone coming here and showing respect. today has been time to reflect and a time of remembrance. and at the same time, to show strength and unity, and our support to loved ones. i have come to pay tribute to those who were so courageous, those who have lost their lives, and those who are still fighting for their lives. during the morning the queen visited the royal manchester children's hospital.
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were you the first one? i was, from the ambulance service. she thanked the medical staff who attended the scene and spoke to some of those wounded. you had enjoyed the concert? it was really good. was it i got to meet her before the concert, she was lovely. in one conversation she described the attack as wicked. a big shock. very wicked. another patient spoke about her shrapnel wounds. dreadful, absolutely dreadful. mine has gone through 15 centimetres at the other side. i am due in surgery later on this afternoon. 75 people are still in hospital, some of them will need reconstructive surgery. today was a reminder of what unites people, a determination not to allow monday's bombing to define this city and its communities. even while people are still seeking
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cancers as to how a young man born here could carry out such an attack. this evening, hundreds of people were still laying flowers, a day of solidarity after the deliberate targeting of children and teenagers. gavin hewitt, bbc news, manchester. this evening, police investigating the attack say they've found what they called potentially suspicious items at a property in wigan. earlier, they said the arrests they had made so far were significant. since the suicide bombing on monday night the police and security services have been trying to establish whether salman abedi was part of a wider terror network. our home editor mark easton has the latest on the investigation. i'm going to have to move you back, please. move back. this evening the police hunt for salman abedi's bomb factory took a new turn, the search of a house in wigan suddenly escalated with the discovery of suspicious items and the bomb squad were called to the scene.
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local families were evacuated as a robot, often used to defuse roadside bombs in war zones, was deployed on a residential home in greater manchester. i share a wall with the guy who was arrested. if there's something inside and my things get destroyed... you're literally in the neighbouring room? yeah. i didn't expect that something of this sort could happen so close to us. it is really shocking. sirens police have described their investigation as fast—moving. this morning, as the country stood in silence, armed police officers were shouting at residents in central manchester to take cover after reports of a suspect package in a block of flats. there was loads of armed police officers in the middle of the grass just squatting down and they were just shouting at everyone telling them, don't go near the road. can you move out of the way, please. i panicked because my daughter works in the school that's just there. your first instinct is —
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i need my child. the city is jittery as counter—terrorism chiefs desperately try to track the movements of salman abedi. this is what the search for a bomb factory looks like — a tip—off, an address, a raid and, on this occasion, an arrest. but the search for that factory still goes on. this raid did not produce the lead they'd hoped for, but the investigation is understood to be making real progress. two arrests were made in manchester early today and there was a linked swoop on a property 75 miles south in nuneaton late last night where another man was arrested. eight men are now in custody in connection with the arena bombing. i want to reassure people that the arrests that we have made are significant and initial searches of premises have revealed items that we believe are very important to the investigation. police and counter—terrorism officers are piecing together a picture of salman abedi's last movements. it's understood he'd recently left
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manchester for tripoli in libya, returning to the uk, four days before the attack, via istanbul and dusseldorf airports. police think in the hours before the bombing he may have been at a property in granby row near piccadilly railway station and a short distance from the manchester arena where the bomb exploded. somewhere near here he'd phoned his mother and said "forgive me", according to a libyan anti—terrorism official. but who else did he talk to? where else had abedi been? forensics, cctv, traffic cameras, interviews every conceivable method for tracking abedi's movements is being pursued. we've been overwhelmed with support from members of the public and i'd ask for patience to continue from our local communities here in greater manchester as we carry out those searches and this investigation. there are nagging questions, though. abedi was known to security services. there had been warnings about his radicalisation. why wasn't he stopped before
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he carried out his murderous attack? since 2013, 18 plots have been thwarted, five since the westminster attack in march. could, should this one have been prevented too? mark easton, bbc news, manchester. the british authorities are resuming intelligence—sharing with law enforcement agencies in the united states. co—operation came to a halt this morning after the publication of leaked evidence photographs from the scene of the manchester terror attack by the us media. president trump described the leaks as deeply troubling and promised to root out the source. the new york times had said the publication of leaked evidence from the scene of the suicide bombing was neither graphic nor disrespectful of victims. all 22 people who lost their lives in the suicide bombing have now been identified. ten teenagers and children were among those who were killed, the youngest was just eight. judith moritz reports now on the victims and the loss felt by their
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families and friends. they were loved and they are mourned. taken by the bomb, their names keep coming. eilidh macleod, 14 years old, from the outer hebrides, a vivacious teenager, who played bagpipes and was full of fun. 19—year—old courtney boyle, from gateshead. a university student who made her family proud. courtney's mother has suffered double heartbreak because her partner was killed too. also lost, wendy fawell from leeds, a mum
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and a school helper, said to have touched the lives of so many. wendy and herfriend touched the lives of so many. wendy and her friend had touched the lives of so many. wendy and herfriend had been together collecting their children from the concert. injured herself, caroline remembers being frantic with worry. ican remembers being frantic with worry. i can see anyone anywhere, i heard a policeman get me to stand up, he asked me if i could walk. my phone rang and rang and rang. 17-year-old chloe rutherford from south shields was studying music. she was at the show with her boyfriend, liam curry. 19—year—old liam lost his father to cancer earlier this year. he and chloe were young sweethearts, described as inseparable. their families say the teenagers' wings
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we re families say the teenagers' wings were ready but their hearts are not. and elaine mciver, a police officer who loved music and had gone to the concert on her night of duty. flowers have been laid at cheshire police headquarters for elaine, who started as a volunteer special co nsta ble started as a volunteer special constable and rose up to work for the organised crime unit. elaine mciver spent more than 20 years working for cheshire police, her collea g u es working for cheshire police, her colleagues and friends came into work to learn that they had lost one of their own. cheshire‘s chief co nsta ble of their own. cheshire‘s chief constable opened a book of condolence for the officer. constable opened a book of condolence for the officerlj constable opened a book of condolence for the officer. i think it's rocked the core of the organisation in all salts of different ways and we're really touched by the outpouring of support from the wider police family, other organisations we work with and m essa 9 es organisations we work with and messages from the public of cheshire, which has been really warming at such a difficult time. so many communities are reft. in bury,
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north of manchester, hundreds turned out tonight, riding in convoy into the city centre. they came to remember theirfriend, the city centre. they came to remembertheirfriend, 0livia campbell, and her family remembertheirfriend, 0livia campbell, and herfamily came too, taking comfort from the tributes left to all of the victims. 22 killed. more than 100 injured. we know their names and their harrowing stories. but we will never understand their terrible, unfathomable loss. judith moritz, bbc news, cheshire. and ukip have launched their pa rty‘s manifesto, saying it's a message to terrorists that they will not win. paul nuttal said ukip would beef up security by increasing numbers of police officers, troops and border guards. mr nuttal added he believed other parties had been too cowardly to address the problem.
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that's a summary of the news, newsday is coming up at midnight, now on bbc news it's time for newsnight. bell tolls manchester remembers: a city known for its noise comes to a deafening halt. police close in on those linked to the attacker. but they say more may be at large. the general election is two weeks today. tonight, the first sense of how manchester's tragedy may shape the rest of the campaign. tomorrowjeremy corbyn will return to the campaign trail in a major speech in which he appears to draw a direct connection between british foreign policy and terrorist attacks. but how will campaigning carry on here? and have voters minds been changed by what's happened ? i never would imagine a bomb in manchester,
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